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Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week

20 February 2017

In association with FIFA 17 Ultimate Team, it's time once again for the EFL Team of the Week.

We've chosen a selection of stand-out performers from Saturday's action to make up our latest XI, and here it is...

Goalkeeper: Matt Gilks (Wigan Athletic) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

It was a home debut to remember for Gilks, who produced a superb double save just 10 minutes into his DW Stadium bow.

The 34-year-old made a fine stop from Jordan Hugill's spot-kick, and got up to deny the Preston North End striker again from the rebound as the Latics earned a point in the goalless draw.

Defender: Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Bolger hit the five-goal milestone for the season after heading home the winner as Fleetwood Town maintained their promotion charge.

The centre-back was impressive at the back as the Cod Army kept MK Dons at bay, before having his say at the other end with the decisive goal.

Defender: Tin Plavotic (Cheltenham Town)

Plavotic was the main man at both ends for Cheltenham as they picked up three important points in the battle for EFL survival.

The on-loan defender was on hand to make a vital goal-line clearance in the first half with the scores level, and broke the deadlock early in the second to put the Robins en route to victory.

Defender: Jorge Teixeira (Charlton Athletic) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Introduced as a first-half substitute with his side trailing, Teixeira had quite the impact, scoring two goals as Charlton earned a 3-3 draw at Rochdale.

The Portuguese defender had put the Addicks in the second half, but popped up again in the closing minutes to salvage a point.

Midfielder: Kadeem Harris (Cardiff City) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Cardiff's fine form continued with a thumping 5-0 win over Rotherham United, and Harris gets the nod as the pick of the Bluebirds players.

The winger followed up last week's double with the first of the game, and he added an assist when teeing up Craig Noone in the rout.

Midfielder: Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Mingoia inspired a Cambridge comeback, overturning a two-goal deficit to beat rock-bottom Newport County 3-2.

The tricky midfielder provided goals for Barry Corr and Leon Legge as the U's fought back, before taking maximum points with a last-minute winner.

Midfielder: Chris Clements (Grimsby Town) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Mansfield's nine-game unbeaten run in Sky Bet League Two came to an end at the hands of Grimsby with Clements, a former stag, setting the ball rolling.

The midfielder was one many Mariners to impress, with Callum Dyson also worthy of a mention after his first two professional goals.

Midfielder: Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Carlisle made more ground on the Sky Bet League Two frontrunners, overcoming an early setback to win 2-1 at Wycombe Wanderers.

Falling behind just two minutes in, the Cumbrians were level when Lambe teed up Jamie Proctor, and the roles were reversed as the winger grabbed the winner from Proctor's flick-on.

Striker: Sam Baldock (Brighton & Hove Albion) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Brighton are back at the Sky Bet Championship summit, with Sam Baldock named the EFL Star of the Day after his brace in the win at Barnsley.

The striker hit two second-half goals for the Seagulls to ensure Chris Hughton's 100th game in charge would be a memorable one.

Striker: Jon Stead (Notts County) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Notts County ran out 3-2 winners at Leyton Orient in a crucial clash at the bottom of Sky Bet League Two, with Stead's contribution to the cause proving vital.

The striker set up the first and scored the second – albeit not his prettiest goal – before coolly placing home the Magpies' winner.

Striker: Paul Mullin (Morecambe) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Morecambe blitzed Crawley Town with a devastating first-half display, racing into a three-goal lead at the break.

Mullin was key to the success, finishing neatly to double the advantage and then deftly lobbing home in the 3-1 triumph.

Manager: Lee Clark (Bury)

Clark's first task as new Bury boss was to take his struggling side to Chesterfield, another team involved in the survival scrap at the bottom end of Sky Bet League One.

And it was job done as the Shakers earned a late comeback victory, with substitute George Miller netting the all-important goal, which took the club out of the bottom four.

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